The Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency is working to create a partnership with the Washington DC metropolitan Police Department.
This was disclosed by the General Manager of the Agency, Prince Dr Ifalade
Oyekan while speaking after a courtesy call on him in his office by a Nigerian
born senior Officer of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department.
The Nigeria born Officer, Mr Akintunde Akinrotimi at the meeting said, the
LNSA has created a new and enviable pathway in community policing in Nigeria if
not Africa. He expressed surprise at the level of technology and know how
deployed by the Agency in it’s operations.
He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for keeping with the vision of a
greater Lagos as enshrined in his THEMES Agenda, especially with the level
attained by the Safety and security agencies in the State while rating the
Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency very high.
He commended the General Manager for translating the vision of the Governor
into a reality that can be copied by other states in the country and beyond.
Akinrotimi further said a working relationship between the LNSA and the Met
Police will be highly beneficial to both parties and hope it will come through.
Prince Oyekan expressed delight at the idea of a partnership with one of the
world’s foremost departments, saying the aim of the Agency is to maintain the
best global practices in its service delivery.
Ifalade said, ” the vision of Mr Governor for Lagos is clear in all sectors of
the State’s life and we can’t fail in the dream to make Lagos safer and more
secured for every resident and visitor.”
The General Manager said he is excited with the idea of exchange programs that
will enable the officers of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency interact
both physically and virtually with their counterparts from across the Pacific
Ocean in an arrangement that will be mutually beneficial to their work and
The discussion is expected to continue pending the approval of Mr Babajide
Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State.
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